Ed Westwick Forced to Quit Band For Gossip Girl

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The number of Gossip Girl stars with side music careers has fallen by one.

While Leighton Meester and Taylor Momsen continue their forays into the music scene, Ed Westwick was forced to give up his place in rock band The Filthy Youth.

The reason was simple: His filming schedule on Gossip Girl was too hectic.

The British actor was once the frontman of the indie group, which is based in the U.K., but admits he could no longer balance his musical career with his acting.

Ed Westwick in a Kilt

Ed Westwick in a kilt. Why? Does he need a reason?

He tells Britain's GMTV, "I do play a little bit of guitar... I was in a band once upon a time. I was singing. It was a good time. I just found myself being so busy."

"Music, I absolutely adore, as I'm sure we all do. It was something that I really enjoyed but it was just so difficult, with the show, to have time for these things."

That is too bad - but for us, more Ed can't be considered a bad thing.

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